A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Ashmole 1796

Summary Catalogue no.: 6542 (?)


Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment




Initials. Sketches of initials added 15th century - 16th century, fol. 183 ff. (Pächt and Alexander iii. 752)


Origin: 14th century, second half; additions, 15th century-16th century ; English

Provenance and Acquisition

St Albans, Hertfordshire, Benedictine abbey of St Alban: 'Hic est liber sancti Albani.' 'Liber subsacrista sancti Albani quondam fratris Iohannis Loukyn'. (MLGB3: evidence from an ex-libris inscription or note of gift to an institution).

'Ex dono Tho. Barton de Middleton iuxta Sittingbourne.' (MLGB3)

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. H. Black, A descriptive, analytical, and critical catalogue of the manuscripts bequeathed unto the University of Oxford by Elias Ashmole Esq...., Quarto Catalogues X, 1845). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


Last Substantive Revision

2021-12-14: Add provenance information from MLGB3.